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Trump Team Knew About Federal Investigation into Flynn Before Inauguration, Report Says

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Sources told CNN they had cultivated a strong relationship with the retired US Army lieutenant general. Flynn became the main figure and biggest baggage of the Trump administration. One major concern for Obama administration officials was the subject of conversations between Flynn and Kislyak that took place shortly after Obama slapped new sanctions on Russian Federation for meddling in the election. Read More »

Police believe they've found body of missing Duke student

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Sunday. It was not until Sunday that two civilian searchers alerted authorities when they found the body of a white male in the woods near a busy highway in Franklin. Police suspect they found the remains of Michael Doherty, 20, at 2:30 pm on Saturday in Franklin, Massachusetts. "We would also like to thank the residents who helped search, and those who provided support to all the personnel who worked tirelessly to find Michael". Read More »

Jason Chaffetz announces date for his early departure from Congress

According to the Daily Caller , three sources report Thursday that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was expected to announce that he will step down from his seat, prematurely ending his term after eight years as a Utah representative, and chairman of the House Oversight Committee before his congressional term is up. Read More »

US Strikes Gentler Tone on Nafta as Countdown to Talks Begins

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday with the NAFTA announcement "we intend to notify not just Congress, but all our trading partners, that free and fair trade is the new standard for USA trade deals". Though manufacturing has dominated much of the discussion about NAFTA, U.S. agriculture has a huge stake, too. By integrating supply chains across North America, keeping a significant share of production in the USA became an option for vehicle makers. Read More »

Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

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The plans for the Lee statue prompted the white-nationalist march on Saturday night, which in turn provoked a candlelight march by supporters of the move on Sunday night. But you will not stay in power here. Stewart has also held several rallies at the Lee statue and elsewhere, criticizing the planned removal as "historical vandalism" and unfurling the Confederate flag at several events. Read More »

Donald Trump Gives Hat to Son of Fallen Police Officer

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In Cody, flags were flown half-staff on federal government property and Cody police officers covered their badges with black cloth for 24 hours in honor of law enforcement who have lost their lives. And the president alluded to his strong support from law enforcement during the 2016 election. At a weekend vigil, 394 officer names were officially added to over 20,000 already listed on the The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC. Read More »

Tornadoes touch down in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

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The storms, however, will be capable of producing strong winds of up to 70 miles per hour, very large hail of up to 2.5 inches in diameter, and torrential rains of up to 2 inches in some spots, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rain is expected with any storms as well. National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith said two supercells formed in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday and then moved into Oklahoma . Read More »

Hahn grabs lead on 'Moving Day' ahead of Horschel, Day

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Tringale was fifth at 9 under after a 67, and defending Nelson champion and Masters victor Garcia was tied for sixth at 8 under after a 64. That's how last year's event was settled, with Sergio Garcia outlasting Brooks Koepka with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death session. Read More »

President Trump is erupting over the Russian Federation probe's new special counsel

Trump signaled his frustration with the process, again describing it as a "witch hunt". "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" he added. The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing". Read More »

Trump's ex-adviser Flynn will not honor Senate subpoena

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Richard Burr of North Carolina said in a statement. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's lawyer allegedly told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he will not honor a subpoena it issued for private documents, although he may still do so. Read More »

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Adam Schiff (D-CA) is done with President Donald Trump and wants to see Congress take action. Also, Comey was despised among Republicans and Democrats. Coast Guard Academy in CT, where a complaint about media coverage was his only reference to the controversy swirling around him. But all of that remains entirely circumstantial. Read More »

Donald Trump meets King Salman in Saudi Arabia amid deals worth $380bn

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One of those critical of her move: Donald Trump. But he did make a brief utterance to the press pool, deeming the proceedings "a tremendous day". National oil giant Saudi Aramco expected to sign $ 50 billion of deals with United States companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said. Read More »

Hahn takes advantage of Kokrak collapse, but Day stars

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Defending champion and reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia shot a 65 and moved back into contention at 138, while world No. 6 Jordan Spieth shot a 75 on Friday and missed the cut. The 60-year-old Funk, seeking his first PGA Tour Champions individual title since 2012, had a one-stroke lead over Scott Parel in the first of the 50-and-over circuit's five majors. Read More »

Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure

Trump later told a reporter that he was thinking of Comey's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation when he made the decision. Mr Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation, and called the investigation into his campaign the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". Read More »

Gov. Herbert announces special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz

As Politico reported Friday , senior Republican lawmakers are agitating for Chaffetz to hand over the chairmanship of the powerful House Oversight Committee (and his beloved " subpoena pen ") to another G.O.P. The internal jockeying among House Republicans to succeed Chaffetz in that high-profile role kicked off Thursday, with at least three Oversight Committee members phoning members of the House Republican Steering Committee, which will select his successor. Read More »

Judge rules against Texas teen who brought clock to school

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Ahmed's father promptly filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Irving, Texas, and the Irving Independent School District for reportedly violating his son's civil rights and demanded $15 million in damages. Of cours, we've seen across our country horrific things happen. "Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion", he wrote . Read More »

Cleanup begins from Thursday's tornadoes in Kansas

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Forecasters say storms could bring significant and "intense" tornadoes to the Southern Plains Thursday afternoon and night, and at midday issued a "particularly risky situation" tornado watch for western Oklahoma and western north Texas. Nine tornadoes touched down in Kansas, as we endured the middle day of a multi-day severe weather outbreak Thursday. All the rain around Friday morning may limit the threat for some. Read More »

Can Donald Trump be impeached over the Russian Federation and Comey scandals?

The definition is vague and has always been debated. "Obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Bill Clinton, which led to his indictment in the house, he won in the Senate". A vocal group of congressional Democrats are also suggesting the idea, and several members of both parties are beginning to grapple with the possibility that impeachment proceedings may loom in the not-too-distant future. Read More »

Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

Protesters greeted Tillerson Wednesday afternoon in Fairbanks with a sign that said, "Welcome to the frontline of climate change". "It's a recognition, at least with the seven Arctic nations, there is a way to work to address it". "The challenges facing the Aleut... are more varied than ever before", said Arlene Gundersen, president of the Aleut International Association (AIA), one of the Arctic Council's permanent indigenous participants. Read More »

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

Donald Trump gave vent to frustrations over his mounting political problems on Wednesday, declaring that no president in United States history had been treated "more unfairly". Comey is sworn in prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC. "History will judge us". Trump will meet with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before going to Rome, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels and a G7 ... Read More »

Teens charged in shooting of boy, 6, left in car's back seat

CDT (0615 GMT) outside a Kroger store in Jackson while his mother was inside. Kingston Frazier was shot at least once and the vehicle abandoned in a muddy ditch around 20 kilometres north of the capital. Thursday, May 18 - 4:31 a.m. - MBI issues an Amber Alert for Kingston Frazier . Thursday, May 18 - 11:25 a.m. - 17-year-old Dwan Diondro Wakefield, of Ridgeland, is taken into custody on Holmes Avenue in the kidnapping and slaying of the little boy. Read More »

Job gains pick up in April after sluggish March

The unemployment rate in MA went up to 3.9 percent in April from 3.6 percent in March, while the unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate at 4.4 percent. "For the fourth month in a row we have seen small increases in the unemployment rate accompanied by larger increases in the labor force". The manufacturing sector added 200 jobs but has lost 2,000 since previous year. Read More »

Joe Lieberman Is the Leading Choice for New FBI Director

President Donald Trump's administration is considering appointing Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate, to fill former FBI Director James Comey's vacant position. Lieberman appeared with DeVos at her Senate hearing, even introducing her with words of praise. Lieberman's past law enforcement experience would mainly come from his time as Connecticut Attorney General from 1983 to 1989. Read More »

Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

Senator Warner said: "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President. Comey's highly anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and that country. Read More »

How Long Can Republicans Ignore Evidence That Trump Obstructed Justice?

No matter how much Republicans insist publicly they can chew gum and walk at the same time , construing they are effectively legislating has become harder and harder as a steady stream of bombshells have come from the White House. The White House has denied that Trump attempted to influence the investigation. However, one would not be far off to suggest that the similarities between the winners of the 1968 and 2016 presidential elections - Richard Nixon and Donald Trump - are striking. Read More »

US says it not intends to prevent Iran from exporting oil

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will renew sanctions relief for Iran promised under a 2015 nuclear deal but also announced new punitive measures against Iranian officials over the country's ballistic missile program. On Thursday, Iran blasted the new bans and said it would retaliate by adding nine USA individuals and corporations to its own sanctions list over human rights violations within the United States. Read More »

North Jackson Elementary mourns death of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier

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Thursday. The three suspects pulled into the parking lot in a separate vehicle, the Hind's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. UPDATE: 05/18/2017 11:31am One person of interest is in custody in connection with the kidnapping of Kingston Frazier and authorities are looking for a second person who is wanted for questioning, according to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department. Read More »

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

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More importantly is what Trump's situation means for markets . Senior Democrats say it is too early to call for impeachment, and that the facts of the case must first be established. Impeachment therefore is at the crossroads of politics and the law. Under a Trump presidency, it's an eternity. "We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation". Read More »

Trump Called Comey 'Nut Job;' Russia Probe Identifies Current White House Staffer

The White House document that contained Mr. Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. They said the probe will likely accelerate in the coming weeks, and while a current Trump official is under scrutiny, investigators are more focused on former Trump advisers and aides, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Read More »

Rivers start to drop, but flood crisis isn't over yet

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Across the state, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said some 500 people have been evacuated. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was necessary due to high water and a swift current. Many of them were also damaged during the floods of December 2015. Meanwhile, residents of central and southern IL prepped for their own coming floods as rain continued to fall. Read More »